How to Start your Research


  • 256.352.8263
  • Library Basement
  • M-T: 7:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
    F: 8:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
    Sat: 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

The Wallace State Library is open year round to everyone except on holidays and special occasions. 


Wallace State's extensive and growing collection of research materials includes books, periodicals, microfilm, microfiche, CD-ROM disks, computer programs, family folders and more. Some sources cover the entire United States. The collection is centered on Alabama, neighboring states, the Old South, Kentucky, the Civil War and Cherokee Indians. 

Non-credit Geneaology classes are periodically offered through the Wallace State Center for Career and Workforce Development's Continuing Education program. The current listing of continuing education classes is available at Continuing Education.

Tour the WSCC Geneaology Collections

WSCC Genealogy Ancestry and True Crime Research Projects

For more information about the Genealogy collection, to learn about genealogy activities, or join the mailing list, e-mail Bob Davis at